Best Survival Horror Games on Steam (for Mac OS)

Steam currently has 3,415 Survival Horror games, but not all of them are able to be played on Mac. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Survival Horror game rankings were last updated on 5/14/2024.

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1. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Mac OS Survival Horror game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,712 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,581 positive reviews and 21,131 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

2. Subnautica

Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

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Subnautica has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 269,387 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 260,848 positive reviews and 8,539 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/24/2018
Franchise Unknown Worlds
Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 264710

3. Don't Starve

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.

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Don't Starve has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 106,316 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 102,847 positive reviews and 3,469 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Don't Starve on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.49
Release Date 4/23/2013
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 219740

4. Outlast

Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.

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Outlast has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 114,357 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 110,273 positive reviews and 4,084 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Outlast on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/4/2013
Franchise Red Barrels
Developer Red Barrels
Publisher Red Barrels
Steam App Id 238320

5. Dying Light

First-person action survival game set in a post-apocalyptic open world overrun by flesh-hungry zombies. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious virus epidemic. Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, and face hordes of the infected.

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Dying Light has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 408,053 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 388,709 positive reviews and 19,344 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 7/15/2021
Developer Techland
Publisher Techland
Steam App Id 239140

6. SOMA

From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent comes SOMA, a sci-fi horror game set below the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Struggle to survive a hostile world that will make you question your very existence.

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SOMA has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,633 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,032 positive reviews and 1,601 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 9/21/2015
Franchise Frictional Games
Developer Frictional Games
Publisher Frictional Games
Steam App Id 282140

7. Killing Floor

6-player co-op survival horror at its finest! Free updates, free special events and a ridiculous amount of fun!

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Killing Floor has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,109 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 62,056 positive reviews and 3,053 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Killing Floor on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 5/14/2009
Developer Tripwire Interactive
Publisher Tripwire Interactive
Steam App Id 1250

8. 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

It's the first ever chess variant with spatial, temporal, and parallel dimensions. It's 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel! Move pieces back in time to create branching timelines. Send a rook to a parallel dimension. Protect your kings in the present and in the past!

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5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,149 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,929 positive reviews and 220 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 7/22/2020
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Steam App Id 1349230

9. Baldi's Basics Plus

Baldi's Basics™ Plus is an active stealth roguelike that parodies cheap '90s edutainment with a subtle horror twist! Play Hide & Seek with Baldi as he chases you through procedurally generated levels while using your surroundings, items, and game knowledge to shift chaos in your favor.

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Baldi's Basics Plus has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,601 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,474 positive reviews and 127 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 6/12/2020
Developer Basically Games
Publisher Basically Games, LLC
Steam App Id 1275890

10. Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die? All it takes is a bite..

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Project Zomboid has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Mac OS Survival Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 293,884 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 276,710 positive reviews and 17,174 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/8/2013
Developer The Indie Stone
Publisher The Indie Stone
Steam App Id 108600

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Left 4 Dead 2 steam charts
15,175
11/16/2009
97
$9.99
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Subnautica steam charts
2,997
1/24/2018
96
$29.99
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Don't Starve steam charts
879
4/23/2013
95
$2.49
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Outlast steam charts
253
9/4/2013
95
$19.99
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Dying Light steam charts
10,474
7/15/2021
94
$2.99
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SOMA steam charts
96
9/21/2015
94
$2.99
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Killing Floor steam charts
706
5/14/2009
94
$1.99
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5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel steam charts
25
7/22/2020
94
$11.99
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Baldi's Basics Plus steam charts
101
6/12/2020
94
$6.99
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Project Zomboid steam charts
20,384
11/8/2013
93
$19.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Subnautica on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Outlast on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 11). Dying Light on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). SOMA on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Killing Floor on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Baldi's Basics Plus on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Project Zomboid on Steam. Steam Store.

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